UPDATE: Not exactly the “front row:” New Uecker statue unveiled at Miller Park

UPDATED Friday, April 25, 2014 --- 3:10 p.m.

From our news partner WITI in Milwaukee:

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The Milwaukee Brewers unveiled on Friday, April 25th, the newest Bob Uecker statue at Miller Park. Unlike the statues that surround Miller Park’s Home Plate Plaza, this statue is in the last row of the Terrace Level at Miller Park.

The statue pays tribute to the popular Miller Lite “All Stars” ad campaign which featured Uecker’s famous tagline, “I must be in the front row.” In those commercials, Uecker somehow always ended up in the last row—as will this statue.

The statue sits atop the Uecker Seats in Miller Park’s Terrace Level (Section 422). It features an open seat next to it allowing for a perfect photo opportunity.

The statue was designed by Brian Maughan, the artist of the four statues outside Miller Park on the Home Plate Plaza — Hank Aaron, Allan H. “Bud” Selig, Robin Yount and Uecker.

The Uecker statue is made of bronze, but also has color effects.

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Posted: Friday, January 24, 2014 --- 6:38 a.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Bob Uecker is getting a statue inside Miller Park, but the likeness of the popular Brewers broadcaster won't be anywhere near the front row.

The bronze statue will be in the last row of the stadium's Terrace Level.

The location pays tribute to a long-ago ad campaign in which an usher tells Uecker he's in the wrong seat. Uecker stands and boasts, "I must be in the front row." Instead, he's relocated to nosebleed seats.

The statue will be dedicated on April 25. The team says there'll be an open seat next to it, allowing for a nice photo opportunity.

Uecker says he can't think of a better place for his statue. He says it'll be great for fans and even better for pigeons.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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